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June 18, 2013
There are over 400 exhibitors and 200 speakers attending Dwell on Design. With topics spanning prefab to landscaping to technology, we thought we'd drum up a roster of things to see and do for all the mid-century fiends out there.

Landscaping the Classics

Models of modernist efficiency, the houses of developer Joseph Eichler have gained a cult following over the years. We've covered structural renovations of these modest houses, but what about the gardens? Landscape architects Bernard Trainor and Ive Hagueland offer tips, practical advice, and will detail case studies (like the Sunnyvale garden by Bernard Trainor shown here). Catch the panel on Friday, June 21, at 12:30 p.m. on the Sustainable Design Stage.

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Ray Eames in the Eames House living room, Christmas 1949. The couple moved in on Christmas Eve with very little and furnished the home slowly over the ensuing decades. Photo courtesy <a href="http://eamesfoundation.org/">the Eames Foundation</a>.

The Eames House and the 250 Year Plan

Hear about the plan to restore the iconic Pacific Palisades house of Charles and Ray Eames from Lucia Dewey Atwood, granddaughter of the Eamses and cofounder of the Eames Foundation; Susan Macdonald of the Getty Conservation Institute, which is dedicated to preserving modernist icons; and Frank Escher of architectural firm Escher GuneWardena, which is aiding the process of preserving and protecting the house for the next quarter millennium. The discussion takes place Friday, June 21, at 2:30 p.m. on the Sustainable Design Stage.

Originally appeared in Eames Time Machine
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Modern Set Design

Whether you’re drooling over Don Draper’s decor or wondering precisely which building Ryan Gosling is standing in front of, you can’t afford to miss this discussion of modern set design. We’re joined by set decorator and production designer Coryander Friend—you may have seen her work at Neutra’s classic Lovell Health House in the 2011 film Beginners—and location scout Rodney Weiner. See them Saturday, June 22, at 4:30 p.m. on the Demonstration Stage.

Originally appeared in Mills & McGregor on "Beginners"
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Here's Sam Kaufman in his eponymous LA gallery. Photo by Shannon Donnelly.

Future Icons: Predicting the Next Legends

On Saturday, June 22, at 4:30 p.m. on the Sustainable Design stage, furniture expert Sam Kaufman and Oliver Furth, an interior designer and chairman of the Decorative Arts and Design Council at LACMA, talk about iconic furniture pieces that stand the test of time. They'll also provide a few predictions of the pieces every house—and museum—might include decades from now.

Originally appeared in Sam Kaufman on Breuer's B32
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The owners of the 1929 Lovell Health house agreed to a rare tour of their home as part of the 85th anniversary celebration.<br /><br />Photo by Julius Shulman, courtesy Getty Institute.<br /><br /><p><em><strong>Don't miss a word of Dwell! Download our </

Protecting Our Heritage: L.A.’s Modern Masterpieces

Los Angeles is awash in mid-century marvels, from Schindlers to Neutras to Lautners to Eameses. And though enthusiasm for the city’s modern heritage is high, it doesn’t always prevent the wrecking ball—or the garish third-story addition—from coming down hard on a piece of modernist history. The Modern Committee of the L.A. Conservancy’s mission is to preserve 20th-century architecture in greater Los Angeles, and in this session we check in with ModCom's Linda Dishman on their latest efforts to retain Southern California’s unique legacy of innovative design. Catch the talk Sunday, June 23, at 1:30 p.m.

Originally appeared in 85 Years of Neutra Architecture
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Ray Eames 101

Eames Demetrios—cofounder of the Eames Foundation, TED speaker, and inventor of the alternate universe Kcymaerxthaere—will present a detailed talk about the art and designs of Ray Eames, his grandmother. Catch the panel Sunday, June 23, at 2:30 p.m.

Originally appeared in Unseen Eames: Films from the Vault
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On the Show Floor

In booth 411, House Fifty Two exhibits an array of mid-century inspired tile, wallpapers, and home goods. Head to booth 1206 to see Josh Herman's pottery that honors the mid-century aesthetic. Architectural pottery company Vessel is stationed in Dwell Outdoor. WFOUR design offers up a line of contemporary furniture that's inspired by the retro design.

Originally appeared in Ceramic Design We Love: Glazed and Textured
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Landscaping the Classics

Models of modernist efficiency, the houses of developer Joseph Eichler have gained a cult following over the years. We've covered structural renovations of these modest houses, but what about the gardens? Landscape architects Bernard Trainor and Ive Hagueland offer tips, practical advice, and will detail case studies (like the Sunnyvale garden by Bernard Trainor shown here). Catch the panel on Friday, June 21, at 12:30 p.m. on the Sustainable Design Stage.

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